MONTALVAN, Juana Quinto Zuniga

Female 1818 - 1867  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name MONTALVAN, Juana Quinto Zuniga 
    • NAME VARIATIONS:
      - Juana QUINTO
      - Juana QUINTA
      - Josefa Quinto [Zuniga]; dau. Maria Josefa SERRANO's Baptism record (huntington.org)
      - Juana ZUNIGA
      - Juana MONTALBA; A shortened version of her mother's married last name of MONTALVAN/MONTALBAN
      - Juana AVILA; mission records and censuses
      Note: The 1844 Los Angeles Padron/Census lists her as Juana AVILA. It is not known if this was a transcription error QUINTO/QUINTA vs AVILA.
    Born Sep 1818  Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened
    • BAPTISM
      Cannot locate a baptism record.
    Gender Female 
    Census 1836  Los Angeles Area, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    With half sister and brother-in-law 
    Census 1844  Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Single, living with four children 
    Census 05 Jul 1860  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    With children 
    Died 1867  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 1867  Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12560  1. Schwald - WA-NY-OR-TX
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 

    Father RAMIREZ, Jose Antonio,   b. Abt. 1763, Zapotlan el Grande, Jalisco, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1827, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother ZUNIGA, Maria Anastacia Michaela,   b. 27 Aug 1783, San Diego, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1833, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Family ID F4199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 PRYOR, Miguel Louis Nathaniel "Pablo",   b. Abt. 1805, Louisville, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1850, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Type: not married 
    Children 
     1. MONTALVAN, Juan,   b. Abt. Jun 1837, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F4208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 COTA, Jose Maria 
    Married Type: not married 
    Children 
     1. COTA, Maria Asuncion,   b. Abt. May 1839, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F4209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 UNKNOWN, Unknown 
    Married Type: not married 
    Children 
     1. AVILA, Maria Anastacia,   b. Abt. 1842, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F4214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 ARGUELLO, Jose Antonio Francisco,   b. 17 Dec 1827, San Diego, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Type: not married 
    • CORRECT FATHER OF Maria Zenobia Arguello:
      UNSUBSTANTIATED, but MOST LIKELY, this Jose Antonio Francisco Arguello is the correct father of Maria Zenobia Arguello.

      He is the only Jose Antonio Arguello with this name found in the Los Angeles area during the time of her birth.

      Records that list Maria Zenobia Arguello's father as Jose Antonio Arguello:
      1. Family bible/personal papers; list her parents as Jose Antonio ARGUELLO and Juana Maria AVILA

      2. L.A. Plaza Church marriage record:
      1122) Jan 30, 1871- SALVADOR GRIJALVA, 38, natl. de Hermosillo, of Manuel y Candelaria Chaira, with MARIA CENOBIA ARGUELLO, 22, natl. de L.A. of Jose Antonio y Juana Quinto.

      3. Zenobia Arguello Grijalva's death certificate lists her parents as Antonio Arguello and Juana Avila.
    Children 
    +1. ARGUELLO, Maria Josefa Zenobia,   b. Abt. 1843, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1915, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F4213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 SERRANO, Manuel 
    Married Type: not married 
    • POSSIBLE IDENTITY(IES) OF LISTED FATHER, MANUEL SERRANO for Maria Josefa Serrano and Maria Leandra Serrano:

      The father could be Manuel Serrano (Msn. San Gabriel Bap. 1799), brother-in-law of Juana Quinto Zuniga Montalvan's sister Josefa Antonia Montalvan.
      - Josefa Antonia Montalvan married Leandro Serrano (Msn. San Juan Capistrano Bap. 1785).
      - Leandro and Manuel Serrano's parents are Francisco Serrano and Maria Balbaneda Silvas.

      Another possibility is that Manuel Serrano is a name made up to protect the identities of the REAL fathers of Juana's two daughters:

      1. Manuel Serrano could ACTUALLY be Jose Antonio Arguello for 1843 baptism:
      - Maria Josefa Serrano is MOST LIKELY the same person as her listed sister Josefa Zenobia Arguello.
      --Maria Josefa Serrano May 1843 baptism record lists father as Manuel Serrano.
      --Josefa Zenobia Arguello was born about 1843 according to the L.A. 1844 Census (her baptism record cannot be found), and her father is later listed as Jose Antonio Arguello.
      Juana Quinto Zuniga Montalvan BAPTIZED ALL her children, so this would substantiate the possibilty that Josefa Zenobia Arguello and Maria Josefa Serrano are the same person

      2. Manuel Serrano could ACTUALLY be Leandro Serrano for 1845 baptism:
      - Juana Quinto Zuniga Montalvan was living with her sister and Leandro Serrano in the L.A. 1836 census.
      - Juana Quinto Zuniga Montalvan named her daughter Maria LEANDRA Serrano (L.A. Church Bap. 1845). A possibility that the child was named after her father, LEANDRO Serrano.

      These examples could substantiate the possibility that Manuel Serrano is not a real person, but a name made up to protect the actual fathers' identities.
    Children 
     1. SERRANO, Maria Josefa (Zenobia?),   b. 12 May 1843, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. SERRANO, Maria Leandra,   b. 20 Jun 1845, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F4210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 BURRUEL, Jesus 
    Married Type: not married 
    Children 
     1. BURRUEL, Jose Maria,   b. Abt. Oct 1852, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. BURRUEL, Francisco,   b. Abt. Jan 1855, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BURRUEL, Francisco,   b. Abt. Dec. 1859, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F4211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1818 - Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - With half sister and brother-in-law - 1836 - Los Angeles Area, Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Single, living with four children - 1844 - Los Angeles, Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - With children - 05 Jul 1860 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1867 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1867 - Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Family - Correspondence - E-mail, Oct 2012.
      PER FAMILY PAPERS: NAME, BIRTH MONTH AND YEAR
      by descendent, H. Henington Vasquez

      Juana AVILA born September 1818 in Pueblo of Los Angeles, daughter of Anastacia Zuniga, who was the daughter of Pio Zuniga and Rufina Ailan

    2. [S207] BK-Negotiating Conquest: Gender & Power in CA 1770s-1780s, Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, (University of Arizona Press, Sep 15, 2006), pp. 45-46.
      BIRTH
      ...One widow who experienced such humilation was Anastacia Zuniga, an angeleno, who had an extramarital relationship with a carpenter from Mision San Gabriel, Jose Antonio Ramirez. The liaison resulted in the birth of a daughter in 1818.
      After appearing in church with her head and eyebrow shaved, the governor ordered the Comandante Militar Jose de la Guerra y Noriega, Los Angeles's comisionade (a military official with authority over local affairs), to remove her to the presidio of Santa Barbara and place her in seclusion in a casa de honor for six months. She was obliged to serve in the household and "lead a religious life as a Christian woman."
      Ramirez, in contrast, only had to labor for one month on public works. The governor encouraged him to marry Zuniga and, if he refused, to pay for the child's support.


    3. [S209] CENSUS 1836 - Alta California LA , Historical Society of Southern California, (University of California Press), p. 142.
      1836 PADRON OF LOS ANGELES - Residencia - Santa Ana
      Name - Age - Profession - Native Of - Married/Single - Man/Woman/Child
      Leandro SERRANO - 50 - Ranchero - San Diego - Married - Man
      Josefa MONTALVA - 25 - Ranchero - Angeles - Married - Woman
      Maria Ramona MONTALVA - 1 - --- - Angeles - --- - Child
      Juana MONTALBA - 15 - --- - Angeles - Single - Woman

    4. [S210] CENSUS 1844 - Alta California LA, Marie E. Northrop - Historical Society of Southern California, (University of California Press).
      1844 PADRON (CENSUS) OF LOS ANGELES
      Nombre - Edad - Residencia - Profecion - Natural de - Estado - Hombre - Mugeres - Ninos
      * Juana AVILA - 26 - Angeles --- Angeles - S. --- 1 ---
      Juan AVILA - 7 - Angeles --- Angeles - S. --- --- 1
      Asencion AVILA - 4 - Angeles --- Angeles - S. --- --- 1
      Maria Anastacia AVILA - 2 - Angeles --- Angeles - S. --- --- 1
      Maria Sinobia AVILA - 8 mes - Angeles --- Angeles - S. --- --- 1
      NOTES: * MALA VIDA

    5. [S169] CENSUS 1860 - U.S. Federal, (ancestry.com), 05 Jul 1860.
      1860 CENSUS - *NOTE: THIS IS MOST LIKELY THE SAME JUANA QUINTO (Only Juana Quinto(a) recorded in 1860 CA Census)
      111 > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > California
      NAME OF EVERY PERSON IN THIS FAMILY - AGE - SEX - PROFESSION - VALUE OF REAL ESTATE - VALUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE - PLACE OF BIRTH
      Juana Quinta (Quinto?) - 43 - f - --- - 300 - 100 - California
      Juan Quinta (Quinto?) - 22 - m - Vaquero (herdsman) - --- - 100 - California
      Ascension Quinta (Quinto?) - 19 - f - --- - --- - --- - California
      Cruz Quinta (Quinto?) - 18 - f - --- - --- - --- - California
      Refugio Quinta (Quinto?) - 17 - f --- - --- - --- - California
      Ramona Quinta (Quinto?) - 8 - f - --- - --- - --- - California
      Jose Maria Quinta (Quinto?) - 7 - m - --- - --- - --- - California
      Gabriel Garcia - 26 - m - Laborer - --- - --- - Mexico
      Andronico Gonzaga (Quinta/Quinto?) - 3 - m - --- - --- - --- - California
      Patronillo Gonzaga (Quinta/Quinto?) - 2 - m - --- - --- - --- - California
      Francisco Gonzaga (Quinta/Quinto?) - 1 - m - --- - --- - --- - California
      Miguel Rayon - 46 - m - Farm laborer - --- - --- - Mexico

    6. [S180] Family - Correspondence - E-mail.
      DEATH YEAR AND PLACE
      Per descendent H. Henington Vasquez